Previous Winners

Rutland Plastics 

Adapted their plastic injection moulding firm to produce medical equipment, which has been used at the ExCel Nightingale Ward Hospital in London.

 

Oakham School’s Design and Technology Department

The Design and technology Department have been creating face shields for NHS staff at Peterborough Hospital. 

 

Rutland 4x4 Responders

The team have supported communities by delivering food and medication to those in need and providing transport to vulnerable people moving to sheltered accommodation. 

 

The Larder

A small coffee shop in Oakham, despite being asked to open their doors as a take-away, they have focused all their efforts on providing free meal to anyone in need.

 

Jim Bluck

Jim committed his time to make and deliver free boxes of vegetables to self-isolating and vulnerable people in Hallaton and beyond. 

 

Joe Orson

Leader of Melton Borough Council who has taken in 70 Army ceremonial horses to allow the Army to focus their efforts on responding to COVID-19.

 

The Howling Family

The family usually run a hotel in Melton, but have made hundreds of pieces of protective equipment to bolster the UK’s fight against COVID-19 and their PPE has already been sent to various local pharmacies and care homes. 

 

Rutland Sewing

A sewing school and supplies service, who have closed their doors to the public and focused all the efforts on producing almost 1,000 headbands for NHS staff to make PPE less painful to wear and are also creating scrubs.

 

Little Angles Childcare 

Headed by Lucy Lewin, and has been creating free arts and crafts packs for children in Uppingham and the surrounding area, helping them have some fun during this difficult time. 

 

Kumar Rakshit and Max & Will Moore

The Head Chef at the Berkley Arms in Wymondham cooked up a venison curry for local vulnerable residents. The venison was donated and butchered by Max Moore, who delivered the 96 orders to self-isolating people in Saxby, Edmonthorpe and Wymondham. The villagers of Wymondham recognised this initiative by donating £1,047 to the Leicester Hospitals Charity. 

 

Elke de Vries

A first-year nursing student at Manchester University, who immediately started working at the Rutland Village Care Home when the outbreak began. Elke is working on the frontline of the pandemic while balancing her university work.

 

Katie Howett and Steve Ironside

Katie started the Isolation Motivation Facebook Page which has been well used by local people to stay connected in the lockdown. Kate and Steve also dress up as Disney characters and superheroes to deliver activities and birthday messages to children.

 

The East Family

Stuart and Holly East alongside their teenage children George and Kitty have been making around 300 meals every day for NHS staff at Kettering Hospital as part of the Food4Heroes initiative. Those wanting to donate to support their work can do so here: https://www.athene-communications.co.uk/food-4-heroes-kettering/

 

Oliver Roberts

17 year old Oliver Roberts has been advised to shield for at least the next 12 weeks, but has chosen to spend his time making scrubs for local doctors and nurses from his old bed sheets while staying on top of his A-Level studies.

 

David Wilson, Paul Beeton and Joshua Wilson

David Wilson is a teacher at Melton Vale Sixth Form College who has produced over 100 visors for local healthcare workers with the help of Lead Teacher of Mathematics Paul Beeton and Joshua Wilson.

 

Marietta King

Rutland based Marietta King has been working tirelessly to support three elderly widows in Uppingham, assisting with food and prescription deliveries, hospital appointments and companionship.

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